"I am not a certified translator if that is what you mean. I do not translate new stuff. In fact, I have been working specifically for about the last five years only on German documents from the 1800s.
I am willing to help folks with minor stuff for…"
"Kate, I agree with you that it is possible to get the information from Google Translate. It is fine for pulling names, places and dates out of a document.
However, if you are not familiar with German, and you are looking for a detailed translation,…"
"Hi Joy, I have family from the Düsseldorf area and have done some research there. Right now I have no plans for going back, but that could change. Contact me privately and let me a little more about where you are researching and I will try…"
"Yep, FHC’s are the way to go. Not all the records are there, but you should check there first. :) We actually have a small one in Kaiserslautern. I volunteer there once a month or so to help folks with their German research.
Yes, most people…"
"Yes, FamilySearch is the best (cheapest) way to go first.
If that does not help you, contact me privately. I can contact the local Standesamt and see what/if they charge for records. Plus it is not to far of a trip for me (about 90 minutes). I…"
"Well, it is over an hours drive for me to reach the one in the Pfalz. Plus when I say I can do research there, means I will have to find out where the records are located and such. Also many of these places in German charge money for…"
"Sorry, I took a little vacation there. Do you mean a business? No. I have a few projects that I am working on myself (including a book), so that keeps me busy. I am willing to do source research. I speak German and can read transcribe/translate…"
"You could also sign up for one of the German courses here. I took "Introduction to German Research for North Americans" which helped with names. There is also "German: Naming Practices", but that is an advanced class and…"
I do a lot of research in this area of Germany. The area jumped back and forth a few times between Germany and France. When going through the records here, I often see marriage records with birth dates noted. Often when I look up the…"
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